(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Kid edition: Ideas to help your little ones play away winter blues

01/25/2015 09:52 AM EST
PITTSFIELD - Finding creative ways to fight winter doldrums might be a little easier this year with a new exhibit at the Berkshire Museum that allows children and adults alike to explore, and climb, and experiment their way through it.

Photo Gallery | If/Then Exhibit at the Berkshire Museum

Color It | Get your little artists' work on display at Berkshire Museum Full Story

Color it: Get your little artists' work on display at Berkshire Museum
01/25/2015 09:51 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - Grab your crayons. It's time to color. The Berkshire Eagle and the Berkshire Museum want to put your little budding artists' work on display this winter. Full Story

Strange But True: Science behind preventing concussion
01/15/2015 04:39 PM EST - Q: Why is it so hard to stop sports concussions? A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 62 percent increase in traumatic brain injuries from 2001 to 2009, says kinesiologist Stephen Piazza in "American Scientist" magazine. Full Story

Strange but True: Sitting in chairs too long can be deadly
01/23/2015 03:34 PM EST - Q: We live amid a sea of them: adjustable, swivel, recliner, wing, club, lounge, arm, dining, bar, four-legged, three-legged, those in cars, planes, trains. Full Story

Short Answers: Good help isn't easy to find
01/23/2015 03:34 PM EST - Dear Short Answers >> My partner and I have had a wonderful cleaning lady for the past several years. Full Story

Go Green: Reduce food waste at home
01/23/2015 03:34 PM EST - In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTechnology offer advice on easy ways for people — and businesses — to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

Book highlights history of Windsor Mountain School in Lenox
01/15/2015 04:41 PM EST - The first time Roselle Chartock heard of Windsor Mountain School in 1972, one of her teaching colleagues referred to it as that "hippie school up the road. Full Story

President Andrew Jackson's image makeover
01/15/2015 04:41 PM EST - NASHVILLE, TENN. >> Andrew Jackson: President. Hero. Rock star. So reads a billboard welcoming arrivals at the Nashville International Airport, attempting to lure them from the honky-tonks of downtown Broadway to Jackson's historic home called The Hermitage a few miles to the east. Full Story

Take a pic with a selfie stick
01/15/2015 04:38 PM EST - NEW YORK >> Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself with Times Square or the Colosseum in the background, you might have asked a passer-by to take the photo. Full Story

Short Answers: Just wait the situation out
01/15/2015 04:37 PM EST - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't. Dear Short Answers >> My son was caught smoking at school and was suspended for a week. Full Story

Thieves have change of heart, return stolen Boy Scouts gear

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A guilty conscience and news coverage apparently led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month. Full Story